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BIRTHDAY: November 8, 1949
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 10
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ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: 2000

 
TIMELINE

Bonnie Raittbutton.gif (123 bytes) Bonnie Raitt was born November 8, 1949 to the parents of John Raitt (Broadway performer known for his work in Carousel, Oklahoma!, and The Pajama Game) and Marge Goddard (singer and pianist). Bonnie was 8 years old, she was given a guitar as a Christmas present and her journey to becoming an accomplished singer, guitarist, and songwriter had begun. During the 60s, Bonnie moved from Los Angeles to Cambridge, Massachusetts and while at Harvard/Radcliffe she became even more involved in social causes and her love of folk and blues music. By the early 70s, Bonnie had been signed by Warner Bros. Records.

1970s...

button.gif (123 bytes) In 1971, Bonnie released her debut LP Bonnie Raitt. Over the decade, Bonnie released Give It Up, Takin' My Time, Streetlights, Home Plate, and Sweet Forgiveness. Bonnie also had a hit with her cover of Del Shannon's "Runaway."

1980s...

button.gif (123 bytes) During the early 80s, Bonnie released The Glow, Green Light, and Nine Lives.

1980...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Bonnie was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance - Female ("You're Gonna Get What's Coming").

1983...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Bonnie was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance - Female ("Green Light").

1987...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Bonnie was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance - Female ("No Way To Treat A Lady").

1990...# 155 Singles Artist of the Year

February
Bonnie Raitt - Nick Of Timebutton.gif (123 bytes) Bonnie won 4 Grammy Awards for Album of the Year, Best Traditional Blues Recording ("I'm In The Mood" with John Lee Hooker), and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Rock Vocal Performance - Female (Nick Of Time).

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Bonnie hit the Top 40 with "Have A Heart."

1991... # 62 Singles Artist of the Year

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Bonnie hit the Top 40 with "Something To Talk About."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Bonnie hit the Top 10 with "Something To Talk About."

1992... # 58 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Bonnie hit the Top 40 with "I Can't Make You Love Me."

February
Bonnie Raitt - Luck Of The Drawbutton.gif (123 bytes) Bonnie won 3 Grammy Awards for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance ("Something To Talk About"), Best Rock Vocal Solo Performance (Luck Of The Draw), Best Rock Group Vocal Performance ("Good Man, Good Woman" with Delbert McClinton), and was nominated for Album of the Year (Luck Of The Draw), Record of the Year ("Something To Talk About"),

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Bonnie hit the Top 40 with "Not The Only One."

1993...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Bonnie was nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist.

November
Bonnie Raitt
button.gif (123 bytes) Bonnie could be heard on Elton John's LP Duets on "Love Letters."

1994... # 58 Singles Artist of the Year

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Bonnie hit the Top 10 with "Love Sneakin' Up On You."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Bonnie hit the Top 40 with "You."

1995... # 83 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Bonnie was nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist.

February
Bonnie Raitt - Longing In Their Heartsbutton.gif (123 bytes) Bonnie won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Album (Longing In Their Hearts) and was nominated for Album of the Year (Longing In Their Hearts), Record of the Year, Best Rock Vocal Performance - Female, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance ("Love Sneakin' Up On You")

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Bonnie hit the Top 40 with "You Got It" from the Boys On The Side soundtrack.

1996...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Bonnie was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance ("You Got It").

1997...

February
A Tribute To Stevie Ray Vaughan compilationbutton.gif (123 bytes) Bonnie won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance ("SRV Shuffle" with B.B. King, Jimmie Vaughan, Robert Cray, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, and Art Neville from the Tribute To Stevie Ray Vaughan compilation) and was nominated for Best Rock Vocal Performance - Female ("Burning Down The House") and Best Rock Album (Road Tested).

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Bonnie could be heard on B.B. King's LP Deuces Wild.

1999...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Bonnie was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals ("Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" with Jackson Browne).

June
button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll included Bonnie at # 4.

2000...

March
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2002...

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Rolling Stone: 50 Essential 'Woman In Rock' Albums included Nick Of Time at # 45.

2003...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Bonnie was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance - Female ("Gnawin' On It").

December
Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-Timebutton.gif (123 bytes) Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time included Nick Of Time at # 229.

2004...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Bonnie was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance - Female ("Time Of Our Lives").

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Bonnie could be heard on the Ray Charles LP Genius Loves Company.

button.gif (123 bytes) # 281 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2005...

February
Bonnie Raitt - Souls Alikebutton.gif (123 bytes) Bonnie lost her dad, John Raitt.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Bonnie released Souls Alike (Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone- Billboard peak: # 19) with the single "I Will Not Be Broken."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Bonnie could be heard on the Hurricane Relief: Come Together Now compilation with "I Will Not Be Broken."

2006..

February
Bonnie Raitt - Bonnie Raitt And Friendsbutton.gif (123 bytes) Bonnie was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance - Female ("I Will Not Be Broken").

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Bonnie Raitt And Friends was released.

2008...

December
Bonnie Raitt - 'Slipstream'button.gif (123 bytes) Rolling Stone: 'The Greatest Singers' includes Raitt at # 50.

2012....

April
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Slipstream (available for download at iTunes and Amazon.mp3).
button.gif (123 bytes) Bonnie topped the Billboard Rock Albums chart with
Slipstream.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Bonnie topped the
Billboard 2012 Year-End Chart-Toppers chart as the Top Blues Album Artist and with the Top Blues Album (Slipstream).

2013...

February
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Grammy Award for Best Americana Album (Slipstream).

2016...



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